Posted by Dan June 16th, 2008 at 11:47am In Battlestar Galactica
Bless this mess.
Well, well, well… three and a half seasons, a mini-series and a movie into the story, and the crew of Battlestar Galactica has finally reached Earth.
And so, what do we find? Earth sucks. (For the record, Maggie predicted the Earth suckage quite a while ago.) At first glance, it would appear that it’s a post-apocalyptic war zone — either World War Three broke out or there was a giant fire-breathing lizard or some other catastrophe that would decimate cities.
As the Galatica crew celebrated their discovery (hugging crew members, baby-smooching Chief, Tigh blubbering alone into his whiskey), you just knew that there would be some sort of gigantic tease at the end. (Just so you know, my favorite part of the revelry was Lee “Pinstripes” Adama standing on the table and doffing his jacket — it was uncomfortably nerdy). There’s never a tablespoon of sugar on this show without a cup of salt.
This latest twist is reminiscent of the season three finale when the four newfound Cylons were brought together by Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” It’s a disconcerting trend, to say the least, when the creators are uniting the entirely disconnected world of Battlestar with the one we live in now. I can’t say I’m entirely comfortable with the idea of a world with New Caprica and FTL drives and downloading Cylons co-existing with a world with Britney Spears and Philly Cheesesteaks and the Hubble Telescope.
Now that we seem to be semi-permanently settled on Earth for the time being (complete with those depressing camera filters the producers love so much), let’s think of some potential directions for the next 10 episodes.
- A third, hostile force (the one that killed the Earthlings) comes, forcing Cylons and humans to cooperate.
- Earth is just a marker and there’s a new destination.
- The humans make a life among the the wreckage, and it’s a big sociological commentary.
Anybody got a better idea? Here’s the teaser for season 4.5.
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